La Capannina is an attractive little house built entirely of stone and situated below the town of Cortona, an internationally famous Etruscan jewel standing on a hill overlooking the Val di Chiana in the province of Arezzo, a lush and fertile land extending to Siena and the neighbouring region of Umbria, dotted with olive groves and vineyards and known for its culinary excellence. Once an outbuilding of the nearby farmhouse in use as a barn and stable for animals, it has been reborn in the sign of a meticulous total renovation, with cosy and intimate interiors: a spacious and functional living area facing the veranda and a lovely bedroom with Provencal décor -inspired and seductive hydro-massage bathtub in view (with chromo therapy and aroma therapy) to ensure moments of pure relaxation. Located in a residential area in a beautiful panoramic position overlooking Cortona, its excellent geographical position permits short trips to interesting nearby places in Tuscany and Umbria. Art cities like Siena, Florence and Perugia are within easy reach thanks to an efficient road and rail system. A short distance away are also the beautiful and picturesque localities of Montepulciano, the Val d'Orcia with the medieval areas of Montalcino, Pienza with its picturesque landscapes framed by rows of cypress trees, or Chianti, the famous wine route dotted with castles and monuments:a true open air museum where the protagonists are nature and culture. The house is located approximately 15 metres from that of the owners who can be a useful point of reference for guests to whom, however, complete privacy is guaranteed.
The house has two floors. The entrance on the ground floor leads directly into the living area with lounge, dining area and full equipped kitchen forming a single open space, connected by a French window to the veranda with the outdoor dining and seating area. The floor is completed by a bathroom with shower and laundry area, a double bedroom with king size bed and amazing hydro-massage bathtub in view (equipped with aroma and chromo therapy), served by a bathroom with hydro-massage shower with chromo therapy and radio. The French door in the bedroom opens to a small outdoor sitting area with two chairs and a table. A wooden staircase leads up to the first floor composed of a double bedroom with en suite toilet.
The property covers about 7500 square meters (part of what set up as orchard and vegetable garden at the back of the house). The park surrounding the house is completely fenced in for about 2500 square meters. Just past the entrance gate is a shady pine wood; tall trees of the typical Tuscan vegetation such as cypress, mulberry and olive trees fill the garden which is embellished with a rich assortment of herbs and colourful, fragrant flowers. Outside the French window of the kitchen is a spacious veranda with seating and dining area and a brickwork barbecue where guests can enjoy alfresco meals whilst admiring the beautiful panorama.Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.
The pool is situated in the inner part of the garden and is fenced in on two sides by a chain-link fence and laurel hedge. Situated two metres from the house and veranda, it is on a higher level and is reached by stone steps. The pool measures 7 x 3 m with a constant depth of 1.40 m; it is lined with mosaic tiles and has a ladder for access to the water. The purification plant is chlorine and the pool is illuminated both inside and outside. The 150 metre square solarium area has sandstone paving around the pool while the rest is planted with lawn. Equipped with sunbeds, deckchairs, umbrella and a gazebo in iron with seating area, it is the perfect place for relaxing on sunny days:in the background is the beautiful view of the town of Cortona. The pool is equipped with a solar outdoor shower and is open from the first Saturday of April to the last Saturday in October.
Pets: Small size on request. € 30,00 per animal per week to be paid on site. Acceptance of animals to the facility must be previously authorised by the owner upon communication of the number of animals, size and breed.